The North American Fly Fishing Forum
Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > Warmwater Fly Fishing

Warmwater Fly Fishing Bass, Bream, Perch, etc...


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2011, 02:54 AM
kibby's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 107
kibby is on a distinguished road
Default Snakeheads: Anyone Take Them on the Fly?

My son and nephews are planning a trip this winter for all of us to go to Florida and do a little fishing. I'd love to catch a Snakehead (just to say I did). Do any of you guys ever catch them?
__________________
"You're not old, you've simply aquired a patina." - Swirlchaser
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2011, 05:44 AM
s fontinalis's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 1,648
s fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant future
Send a message via Skype™ to s fontinalis
Default Re: Snakeheads: Anyone Take Them on the Fly?

I saw a report on the orvis blog a few months back of a guy who caught one on a fly. If you search the blog you might find the report
__________________
Eunan



Addicted To Vise

Last edited by s fontinalis; 12-09-2011 at 08:51 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2011, 08:48 AM
grassonfly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: south florida
Posts: 778
grassonfly is just really nicegrassonfly is just really nicegrassonfly is just really nicegrassonfly is just really nicegrassonfly is just really nice
Default Re: Snakeheads: Anyone Take Them on the Fly?

i havnt but i want to i knw a guy who catches them and he says you have one chance to cast as them and thats it they can feelyou step on the ground theyre very smart cast something top water move it fast snake like topwater works well
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2011, 08:58 AM
s fontinalis's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 1,648
s fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant future
Send a message via Skype™ to s fontinalis
Default Re: Snakeheads: Anyone Take Them on the Fly?

here is the article

I have to say this is one of the ugliest fish i've ever seen. I dont think i'd like to catch one regardless of the elusiveness and the fight the put up.
__________________
Eunan



Addicted To Vise
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2011, 09:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,709
stl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud of
Default Re: Snakeheads: Anyone Take Them on the Fly?

I have heard that they are pretty tricky to catch. But if you do catch one, atleast cut its head off before you chuck it back into the water.
__________________
"When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

Storm Drain Bonefisher
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2011, 09:31 AM
grassonfly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: south florida
Posts: 778
grassonfly is just really nicegrassonfly is just really nicegrassonfly is just really nicegrassonfly is just really nicegrassonfly is just really nice
Default Re: Snakeheads: Anyone Take Them on the Fly?

no need to cut it off they have very hard skin just stomp its head
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2011, 11:46 AM
jhammer's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 308
jhammer has a spectacular aura aboutjhammer has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Snakeheads: Anyone Take Them on the Fly?

I heard that streamers and topwaters work well for them. Particularly if you can cast a frog or mouse pattern near them. I believe that by law in some states they are to be immediately destroyed. Some even require that you notify the Fish & Game officer too. Some people give rough fish a bad rep and kill them, but these guys DO need wiped out. They pose a great threat to ecosystems.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2011, 11:47 AM
s fontinalis's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 1,648
s fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant futures fontinalis has a brilliant future
Send a message via Skype™ to s fontinalis
Default Re: Snakeheads: Anyone Take Them on the Fly?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhammer View Post
I heard that streamers and topwaters work well for them. Particularly if you can cast frog or mouse patterns near them. I believe that by law in some states they are to be immediately destroyed. Some even require that you notify the Fish & Game officer too.
definitely both destroy and notify F&G in PA.
__________________
Eunan



Addicted To Vise
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2011, 01:22 PM
jhammer's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 308
jhammer has a spectacular aura aboutjhammer has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Snakeheads: Anyone Take Them on the Fly?

I believe I seen something similar in the Ohio regulations as well.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2011, 03:43 PM
kibby's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 107
kibby is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Snakeheads: Anyone Take Them on the Fly?

I hear they be good eating. If I do go south for a week this winter, I'll definitely be BBQing those freaky finned fellows!
__________________
"You're not old, you've simply aquired a patina." - Swirlchaser
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.